Caltrans Traffic Alert
Pioneer Bridge 55-hour Partial Closure Begins Friday Night
Serious Traffic Delays Expected
Date: July 20, 2017
District: District 3
Contact: Dennis Keaton
Phone: (530) 741-5474; (916) 825-5252
Contact: Tamie McGowen
Phone: (916) 657-5060
SACRAMENTO – The first of six consecutive 55-hour weekend partial lane closures begins tomorrow night on the Pioneer Bridge near downtown Sacramento. Motorists are advised to avoid this area if possible and to plan ahead before travelling. Caltrans urges the public to include up to one hour additional travel time for delays, alternate routes, and detours.
The Pioneer Bridge is the main connector for Sacramento and Yolo counties on U.S. Highway 50 over the Sacramento River. Additional information including recommended detours can be found at www.pioneerbridgeproject.com.
The 55-hour weekend closure will be from 10 p.m. Friday, July 21 through 5 a.m. Monday, July 24, reopening for the morning commute. Both eastbound and westbound directions will be limited to one or two lanes. Alternating ramp closures will also impact traffic flow.
The daily schedule during the week will continue to be Monday through Friday from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Construction is expected to last through September, 2017 with an effort to complete the work by Labor Day.
Caltrans urges the public to plan ahead before traveling on the bridge and to seek alternative routes when necessary. Delays are expected during construction.
Caltrans advises motorists to "Be Work Zone Alert." The department will issue construction updates on Twitter @CaltransDist3 and on Facebook at CaltransDistrict3. For real-time traffic, QuickMap quickmap.dot.ca.gov/ or download the QuickMap app on iTunes or Google Play.
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